Wednesday, 1 January 2020

My 2020 Reading Challenges


It's no secret I love reading challenges and this year I have decided to sign up for a couple of new challenges that I've seen mentioned around the blogosphere and on Facebook.

I will again be joining the Book Lover Book Review Aussie Author Challenge

The objective of this reading challenge is to showcase the quality and diversity of the books being produced by Australian authors.

I will again sign up for KANGAROO level:
Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 different genre.

However if I can increase my male Aussie authors I may acheive the new level of EMU
Read and review 24 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 10 of those authors are female, at least 10 of those authors are male, and at least 10 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 4 different genre.

To see the full details and to sign up please visit 

Another favourite of mine is the Australian Women Writers challenge which I will be participating in again in 2020. 
I chose to nominate my own goal to read and review 30 books. 
You can find the full details and sign up links here 

2020 Book Bingo challenge.
This is a collaboration between Mrs B’s Book reviews, Theresa Smith Writes & The Book Muse. However these lovely bloggers are more than  happy for other readers to join in.
Fill one square on the second Saturday of each month.

 You can find the full details at Theresa Smith Writes.

New challenges I will be joining this year are:

The 2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge hosted by Book'd Out

There are three challenges levels and as I am not a huge Nonfiction reader I will be joining Nipper level.

Nonfiction Nipper : Read 3 books, from any category
Nonfiction Nibbler : Read 6 books, from any category
Nonfiction Know-It-All : Read 12 books, one for each category

To get more information or join please visit Book'd Out

Another new to me is the Historical Fiction Challenge hosted by Passages to the Past. I found this challenge via Carpe Librum, thanks Tracey.


There are 6 levels and I will be joining Victorian Reader level

20th Century Reader - 2 books
Victorian Reader - 5 books
Renaissance Reader - 10 books
Medieval - 15 books
Ancient History - 25 books
Prehistoric - 50+ books
You can find out the full details at Passages to the Past

And my last one is another bingo challenge with Facebook group Books and Bites with Monique Mulligan

You can join in via Monique's Facebook Group


  1. Delighted you’ll be joining the Nonfiction Reader Challenge. Good luck with all your goals.

    Happy New Year 🥳

  2. I'm going to be Ancient History for sure in 2020 for the Historical Fiction challenge. I made it easy this year, and I already have a bunch of ARCs that are historical fiction.

  3. Ooofft, you are going to be reading A LOT this year, and I am HERE FOR IT! Especially looking forward to seeing what you uncover with your Aussie reading challenge, I love discovering new homegrown talent :) Happy reading!

  4. Lots of lovely challenges. Thanks so much for including our book bingo again!

  5. Fantastic to have you joining us for another year of the Aussie Author Challenge Veronica!

  6. Thanks so much for the mention Veronica and I hope you enjoy participating in the historical fiction reading challenge as much as I do. Good luck with all of your 2020 challenges.